Samantha Shepler leads her Zumba class in the Arizona Fur Con in Mesa on Oct. 26, 2019 saturday. (Picture: BrieAnna J. Frank/The Republic)
Those who prefer to liven up in elaborate animal costumes and take on “fursonas” collected in Mesa this for Arizona Fur Con weekend.
One participant when you look at the furry subculture contrasted it to putting on a costume for Halloween.
“the folks that sort of notice it as weird, I simply state, ‘Do you realy ever wear a costume on Halloween? ‘ We simply do that 24/7, ‘” Samantha Shepler stated.
Shepler’s fursona is Shiba, a Shiba Inu breed of canine that the 27-year-old defines as “a little, tough bundle of power. “
While a furry includes those that prefer to decorate as animals with human being characteristics, in addition it includes people who appreciate anthropomorphic animals through art, music as well as other innovative outlets, in line with the occasion’s website. (more…)